Barcelona in talks with Hatem Ben Arfa, reveals Nice president

May 7, 2016

Nice winger Hatem Ben Arfa is in talks with Barcelona, according to the Ligue 1 club's president.

Ben Arfa, 29, is enjoying an impressive season in the south of France, having contributed 17 goals and five assists in 32 league games.

The France international, who joined Nice from Newcastle in January 2015, will be out of contract at the end of June.

However, Nice's president says he will be delighted for Ben Arfa to move to the La Liga and European champions this summer.


"I would be very happy for him and for Nice if this move comes off," Jean Pierre Rivere told France 3.

"You do not reject Barcelona, but it is up to him to decide.

"If I was a player and Barcelona was offered to me, I would not ask questions, I would go. But it is not yet done, according to what I am told."